China's Geely Introduces Electric Car Brand, Model 3 Clone

China's Geely Introduces Electric Car Brand, Model 3 Clone

Geely's Geometry A.

China’s Geely Auto Group is gunning for Tesla with a new electric car brand, Geometry, and a Model 3 facsimile, the Geometry A.

Geely President and CEO An Conghui announced the brand at a launch event Thursday, and their inspiration is pretty clear.

“The Geometry brand is Geely’s vision of the future in which technology is used to create a sustainable environment and safe mobility, leading to a harmonious relationship between humanity and nature,” noted the company.

All well and good, but the Geometry A just happens to share several pertinent stats with Tesla’s Model 3, the all-time best-selling electric car in the U.S.

The higher-end Geometry A sports an all-electric range of 500 km (310 miles), which puts it directly in-line with the Model 3’s larger battery. The Geometry A’s Fast Charge can charge from 30% to 80% in 30 minutes, while Tesla’s Supercharging piles on 130 miles of range in 30 minutes.

Meanwhile, the Geometry A’s base price of $31,250 comes in under the Model 3’s MSRP of $35,000.

But it’s when comparing performance that the similarities break down. The Model 3 goes 0-60 MPH in 5.6 seconds, while the Geometry A takes a full 8.8 seconds to go 0-62. And it’s even less impressive when you consider the latter’s powertrain, which provides maximum power of 120kW and maximum torque of 250 N·m.

Still, it is a pretty convincing knockoff…er…replica of the Model 3, so if for whatever reason the Tesla version isn’t available where you live (though the Model 3 is, in fact, available in China), there’s a reasonable alternative.